Reason and Faith – can they be reconciled?
If you are hungering for intellectual stimulation, spiritual growth, and some good food and fellowship, the Men’s Supper Club is the place for you. Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, October 14 at 6:30 p.m.
This fall we are looking at selections from Eric Metaxas’s volume Life, God, and Other Small Topics. This book is a collection of essays from Socrates and the City – a speakers’ forum that asked major Christian thinkers to ponder today’s most important questions.
On Tuesday, October 14, we will look at Francis Collins’s talk about the apparent conflict between between religion and science. Francis Collins is one of the world’s foremost scientists and was the head of the Human Genome Project. Yet Francis Collins has also journeyed from Atheism to Christianity, and today has an unshakable faith in God. Coming to the faith deliberately as an adult means that he has thought deeply about these things, and he has concluded that scientific discovery, and indeed reason itself, is not only compatible with the existence of God, but is cohesive part of a larger reality that demonstrably includes God.
If you would like to attend, it is recommended (but not required) that you read Collins’s chapter – The Language of God: A Believer Looks at the Human Genome Project – in Life, God, and Other Small Topics beforehand. If you would like help finding a copy of this book please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. It is appreciated if you sign up in advance – there is a sheet posted by the entrance – so we can plan for the meal. We will be asking for a fee to cover the cost of the dinner.